Apparently the band U2 is from Ireland??? Huh, I never knew. Interesting.
"According to reports, the sadly disfigured 26-year-old’s quality of life has been greatly diminished due to such a condition. Sources said the abnormal, visibly blemished creature has been repeatedly passed over for employment opportunities, frequently gawked at and harassed on the street by total strangers, and has faced near constant discrimination for over two decades, all due to the horrific and debilitating birth defect."
I’m that part of the fandom that can’t gif, make edits, write fanfiction or draw I’m just kind of here like
Which makes you the commenter, the fic-reccer, the source-finder, the link-poster, the headcanon buddy, the forum-poster, the kink-prompter, the conversation starter, the number one fan, the miscellaneous details and subconscious fact-checker.
aka: you’re the person all those other skill-sets are producing for.
I like you.
Sorry if my blog is a bit of an eyesore right now, guys. I can’t figure out how to change the text box colors, and the default white is very bright.
The background is courtesy of the Hubble telescope, if my source is right. A bit more fitting than just plain tumblr blue, yeah? Heh, makes my icon look pathetic, but that’s ok. You would think I love space a bunch but I don’t actually, surprise surprise. I just got tired of the default, and this is not only pretty but it fits my account name better!
I admit I suck at HTML or coding of any sort, so any changes I make won’t be complex or fast, probably. Ah well, I’ll at least try.
Any maybe while I am at it, I can rework my icon. It is actually a wee bit outdated. I’ve been thinking of removing the horn and reducing the size of the ears. And maybe touching up the galaxy in the back. I dunno.
So I just went on netflix, which I admit I don’t do all that often. And when I do go on, I usually do it to watch cartoons (the last thing I watched on netflix was Phineas and Ferb, as an example). So I’m bored today and I go on and out of curiosity look at what Netflix has decided are “top picks” for me.
The punchline is that they put a barbie movie and some sort of lego ninja movie in there.
(It is a little frustrating/disheartening that companies assume I am a little kid just because I watch cartoons. Le sigh. Do any of you guys have problems like that?)
This is possibly the stupidest game I’ve ever played and yet I played it for longer than I’m willing to admit
I LOVE THIS GAME
WHY IS THIS SO FUNNY
Step 1: Stare at the centre dot for 30 seconds.
Step 2: Look at any of these 5 pictures.
Step 3: Enjoy!
Things I love in video games: Character creation.
What people thank an animal should be kept in and what the animal actually should be kept in. (click the pictures)
Not based on personal preference, but observable fact. An animal kept in an environment that is too small is unhappy and stressed. This can absolutely lead to a short miserable life.
I see a lot of people, virtually every day, who have these preconceived notions about what an animal can live in. A hamster lives in a hamster cage of course, because the happy little hamster on the box says so! This cage is for finches, they even keep them in it at the store! My friend had a rabbit and it lived in that cage so I’ll get that one. This sort of dangerous socially accepted neglect is not just limited to bettas and goldfish. Mammals and birds are subject to it as well.
What people don’t realize is that almost all commercial or common cages are completely unacceptable as homes for what they are marketed for. Those guinea pig/rabbit cages? Garbage. Those tiny finch cages? Torture. That cute technicolor hamster cage? A gimmick.
All animals need a certain amount of space for enrichment and general well being. That does not mean the cages someone is trying to sell you. It means the cages that are best.
And to all those people who are thinking “Well I had a hamster in a cage that size and it was fine.”
You have only observed your animal. You have only observed the animal in a confined space and most likely showing signs of distress or behavioral problems. But you interpreted it as normal because that is all you know. You haven’t seen rabbits in appropriate sized cages. You haven’t seen parakeets in appropriate cages. You haven’t seen a hamster who is happy.
Signs and symptoms of cruelly confined hamsters. (The same applies to mice, gerbils, and rats):
- Biting the cage bars
- Obsessive digging
- "Laziness" (lack of foraging/exploring)
- Running in circles
Signs and symptoms of cruelly confined rabbits:
- Biting the cage bars
- Running in circles
- Bouncing off the cage walls
- Aggression, irritability when being held
- Cage aggression
- Constantly banging toys/decor around
Signs and symptoms of cruelly confined guinea pigs
- Biting the cage bars
- Banging their water bottle on the side of the enclosure constantly
- Aggression toward other guinea pigs or you
Signs and symptoms of cruelly confined parakeets
- Feather plucking
- Aggression to other parakeets
- Repetitive behaviors (constant singing into a corner, going from the same perch to the same perch over and over again)
Signs and symptoms of cruelly confined finches
- Aggression to other finches
- Flight tracing: Going from one perch to another in the exact same spot the exact same way over and over again
Animals are more complex than people give them credit for. They to do all of the natural behaviors they’re built to do. Exploring, foraging, playing, hiding, interacting (or not interacting) with another animal, etc. All of this is taken from them in cages like the ones above.
People need to educate themselves about an animal before getting one. It’s a thought that’s been said a million times over and yet nobody actually does it. The reality is people who want a hamster/guinea pig/rabbit are not going to sit down and read ten articles and three books waiting 2 months while they set everything up unless they are already enthusiasts who are willing to put that much into their pets. I can say from experience that over 80% of the people who buy pets buy them to make their kids happy with no regard to what the animal needs. What is most important to them is getting a present for their child regardless of any consequences that decision comes with.
So we have to try and get this information out there. We have to try and make THIS the general knowledge about these animals.
Resources and very good reads for anyone who has or wants any of the animals listed here. I’ll add more when I find them.
Guinea pigs: X
This is very important. i have seen so many animal live unfulfilled and short lives because of this.
Everything I read when I was younger lied to me! Though I suppose they were older books. Better get a new home for Kahlo pronto.
If Star Wars were a 1980’s High School movie.